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Ann from New York NY | Scuba Diver

I go diving once or twice a year. Locations include: Sipidan/Kapalai/Mabul, Wakatobi, Turneffe Island (Belize), Little Cayman, Key West, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, St. John, Grand Turk, Cozumel. I took the Arenui live aboard to Alors (near Komodo). Palau, Honduras, Cenotes in Mexico.

I live and work in Manhattan.

In 2015, I went to Palau, which I loved beyond all measure. I wasn’t crazy about the hotel, which was gorgeous, but administratively a hot mess. But the dive shop was awesome, and the diving was just spectacular. Even the surface intervals were a piece of paradise. It might be my favorite location to date.

In 2016, I went to Isla Mujeres, where the diving is meh, but the whale sharks were migrating. And then I took a day trip to the cenotes. That was astonishing. Then I headed for Dunbar Rock in Honduras. Excellent diving. The resort is amazing, but the food was almost inedible. And I’m not that fussy when I’m diving. That resort is insane. I felt a little politically isolated. I traveled solo and am quite progressive politically. I was verballly assaulted by some of the divers merely for being a Democrat. I thought of myself as a moderate until that trip. I got radicalized for the left by the extremely loud, angry voices on the right at the time I traveled there. You don’t see that kind of anger except in the USA. I travel all over the world, and this is a uniquely American pass time. (Yelling at the dinner table AT other people.) SMH.

I’m heading back to Little Cayman after Christmas, with my own lefty entourage. :-)


todd999 - 7/10/2016 9:16 PM
Frequent flier miles are the best! It’s like cake with no calories ;-)
AnninNYC - 7/10/2016 10:19 PM
Yes, pretty sweet.
RedPolarBearRanger - 8/29/2014 6:50 PM
I just wanted another friend/dive buddy but thanks though I’m not offended at all I haven’t dove in years open water in 8 years due to money mostly and not having a lift to dutch springs. You are right though someone willl come along for me.
UWnewbee - 10/28/2009 11:16 AM